The Soviet Nuclear Industry

This podcast is the first in the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies’ Fall Speakers Series: Nuclear Fallout: Science and Society in Eurasia.


Sonja Schmid is an Associate Professor in the Department of Science, Technology and Society at Virginia Tech specializing in social studies of technology, science and technology policy, socio-cultural studies of risk, energy policy, and nuclear nonproliferation. She’s the author of Producing Power: The Pre-Chernobyl History of the Soviet Nuclear Industry published by MIT Press.


Time Zone, “World Destruction,” 1984